Can I walk to Santiago, and then back?

Camino de Santiago

The question was:

This may be the raving of a lunatic, but my dream is to start in LePuy, hike to Santiago via SJPDP and then RETURN via the ruta Norte and end my hike in Vezelay. I am a fit appalachian trail hiker, and I have already been training for my camino for nearly a year, so I am at least not completely delusional. My hike would begin in late Feb/March 2013 and end in July. How difficult is it to hike these trails in the “wrong” direction? Anyone here done this hike?

Read the interesting advice regarding walking the Camino to Santiago, and then back.

To cross the Pyrenees or not?

Roncesvalles

The question was:

I will be undertaking my first camino and begin from St Jean on the 21st April..I have just read somewhere you should be a experienced hill walker to cross the first stage of the camino…which i am not and have not had much time to train etc. Im 29 and reasonably fit. Im seriously considering taking a bus to Roncesvalles as I am now seriously freaking out a bit!..even re-considering the entire trip and any motives i did have about the camino…

How do you know if its the right time or not..

Is it normal to be anxious/stressed etc about doing this section or not..I am going alone so not sure if that is why Im more nervous about it…

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

Read the good advice on crossing the Pyrenees or not in our Camino forum.

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

The question was:

Sadly, my wife and I left our guidebook back in the States. Doh.

We were hoping to find out which guidebooks can be found in SJPP. We had the Brierley book and haven’t had much luck finding it in Barcelona. We’d love to rebuy that one.

Red all the good advice on buying a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port in the forum.

How do I get to St. Jean Pied to Port to start my Camino de Santiago?

Train France
Train France

The question was:

I am wanting to begin the Camino in St. Jean Pied to Port. How do I get there? Which airports/ bus stations, etc?

Read all the good advice on getting to St. Jean Pied to Port here.